Salem Harbor Power Station to Close Two Units This Month
19 jobs will be lost as a result.
Salem Harbor Power Station will close completely in 2014, but the first steps toward that closure will begin this month, the Salem News reports.
Dan Genest of Dominion told the newspaper two of the units will be eliminated this month.
The reduction will also result in the elimination of 19 jobs.
The City of Salem is currently investigating possible usage options for the facility and recently announced the plant will pay $3 million less in taxes on the facility and 62-acre property in 2012 than the $4.75 million it had been paying previously.
The state did agree to make up for the lack of tax base from the plant for five years as a result of a measure pushed through by Rep. John Keenan and state Sen. Fred Berry.